Which topics are covered in the Make Up Artist course?
in this demanding training you will get to know the art of make-up in all its facets. In the Makeup Artist course you will learn what you need to know to work as a Makeup Artist in Switzerland. The focus is on the field of Beauty Makeup:

• History of Makeup (including the trends of the decades)
• Skin, colour theory, brushes, hygiene, cleaning
• Face shapes / types, foundation, concealer
• Shading & Contouring, Cheek rouge & Highlights
• Eye makeup techniques, eyeliner, eyebrow shaping
• Lips, Mascara & Fake eyelashes
• Dark & Asian skin, Men Makeup
• Makeup for special occasions & Instagram Makeup
• Working under time pressure
• First steps into self-employment

In our further courses and specific workshops, you can get to know additional areas in the field of makeup art.


Can I pay in installments?

Yes, payment in instalments is possible. These can be discussed individually with the school management. There are no additional costs involved. For a one-time transfer of the total amount we grant a discount of 3%.


What kind of degree do I have after the training?

Passing an internal school final examination guarantees you and your business partners that you have really mastered your craft.

The diploma is internationally recognised and enjoys a good reputation in the Swiss beauty industry. The KETS Academy is also EduQua certified. The label promotes transparency and comparability of further training for the benefit of consumers and helps to ensure the quality of further training courses in Switzerland.


Do the models have to be organized by themselves?

In order to offer our students the greatest possible learning effect, we have decided to have the students put makeup on each other during the lessons. In this way we also train customer conversations and the behaviour towards customers.

For the final shooting, the students are allowed to organize their own models. In case of difficulties the school management offers support and helps to organize a suitable model.

Included in the price

What is all included in the price?

• brush set with brush bag, beauty blender
• Colour circle, spatula & mixing palette
• Comprehensive, up-to-date training documents
• high-quality make-up products (MAC, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder etc.) and consumables in the Academy
• Examination fees
• Portfolio Shooting with photographer
• coffee, tea, snacks
Other brushes and products can be purchased at special prices


How are the school days distributed?

There are two possibilities. Either you attend a course where you come to class once a week, or you choose the intensive course and come to class daily (Mon-Fri) for 1 month. Classes start at 09:30 and continue until 16:30.

Missed school days

What if I miss a school day?

Missed topics can be caught up with another class. This can be discussed individually with the school management.

In order to take the final exam, at least 75% of the course hours must be attended.

Possibilities after diploma

What opportunities do I have with the diploma?

Those who complete their training as makeup artists with us are part of an industry-wide network. During your training, you will make valuable contacts with networks throughout the Estée Lauder Group in Zurich and throughout Switzerland, which will make it much easier for you to enter the profession.

There are a number of career opportunities after the training. To give you a few examples:
•Work as a makeup artist for international brands
•Film & television
•Orders for fashion magazines
•Backstage at international fashion shows
•Work independently as makeup artist
•Makeup Artist for Weddings & Events

difference Visagist & Make Up Artist

What is the difference between Make Up Artist and Visagist

In principle, both terms have the same meaning, at least in translation. While the word "Visagist" (le visage = the face) comes from the French, its English translation is "Make Up Artist". Both are about decorative cosmetics, i.e. the makeup of people.